GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS

In order to advance the goals outlined in its Mission Statement, the American Avalanche Association (AAA) provides a variety of grants and scholarships to qualified individuals and groups.

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RESEARCH GRANTS

The Research Committee supports the mission of the American Avalanche Association by providing accurate information on snow and avalanches, facilitating technical transfer between research scientists and field practitioners, and promoting research into topics that increase our knowledge on snow and avalanche related phenomena.

Graduate Student Research Grants

Since 2000 the American Avalanche Association (AAA) awards research grants to graduate students conducting research on snow avalanches. Successful applicants have chosen research topics that embody the philosophy of the International Snow Science Workshop (ISSW), an international meeting of snow scientists and avalanche  practitioners, “A merging of theory and practice”. The AAA has allocated $1500 per year to this program and plans to fund at most two proposals each year.

Application Due by: September 1st



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PRACTITIONER Research Grants

Practitioner grant application deadline extended to September 1, 2015

The American Avalanche Association (AAA) awards research grants to avalanche field practitioners conducting research on snow avalanches. Preference will be given to proposals whose results willbenefit avalanche field practitioners or will extend our understanding of snow and avalanche phenomena. Proposals should embody the theme of the International Snow Science Workshop (ISSW), an international meeting of snow scientists and avalanche practitioners, “A merging of theory and practice”. The AAA has allocated $1000 a year to this program, which will be used to fund at most two proposals annually.

Application Due by: September 1st

OTHER GRANTS

Regional Education Grants

The
 American
 Avalanche
 Association 
(AAA)
 currently awards 
grants
 to 
promote
 and
 support
 regional
 avalanche 
education
 events.
The 
AAA
 Governing
 Board
 awards
 grants 
once
 a
 year
 to
 those
 events
 that 
best
 advance
 the
 AAA’s 
goals.
 The
 grant totals 
depend
 up on
 the
 funding
 available.
 Please
 note:
 awards 
may 
not
 equal 
the 
amount 
requested 
and
 the 
board
 may
 choose 
not
 to 
fund
 all
 requests.

Application Due by: March 31st


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SCHOLARSHIPS

AVPRO 2016 SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship, funded by ISSW 2006 in cooperation with American Avalanche Association, is a great opportunity for a working or aspiring snow and avalanche professional to advance his/her career. The American Avalanche Association is proud to offer 2 scholarships per course for up to $750 applied toward the tuition of the AVPro course.

Application Due by: November 30th